Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 11:45 am  |  36 responses

Dwight Howard: An Old Lady’s ‘Bottle of Medicine’

The Orlando Sentinel has the story of a dying old woman, whose final wish was to meet the big fella. Wish granted: “Her bucket list included just one item. Kay Kellogg didn’t want to climb the Eiffel Tower. Or run a marathon. Or jump out of an airplane. She just wanted to have a nice conversation with her hero. ‘Dwight Howard is just such a precious, wonderful kid,’ she says. ‘Whenever I watch him play, he just makes me feel good inside.’ And for a woman who feels so bad inside most of the time, this is quite an accomplishment for Dwight. You think leading the league in rebounding and blocked shots is difficult? Try leading the cancer ward in smiles elicited and hearts warmed … A few weeks ago, her daughter, Arian Clute, had an idea. She contacted the Magic and told them that her mother had but one wish before she died: She wanted to meet Dwight. And, so, a few days ago, Dwight showed up at her door step. He was supposed to spend 30 minutes and ended up staying nearly two hours. ‘He has become my 7- foot-tall bottle of medicine,’ Kay says. They laughed and talked and talked and laughed.”

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  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Good for you Dwight. Well done.

  • ENDS


  • ENDS

    Really puts things in perspective, ur famous because of your fans. Never forget that anyone

  • Robb

    Amazing. Dwight’s a good guy, he needs to improve his game but he’s a great kid.

  • ENDS

    when I was little my bucket list read:
    Attend (Meet) Michael Jackson Concert (concert check, meet sadly not)
    See Hulk Hogan Wrestle Live (Sortta Check He was in the buildibg hostingm, but he was there)
    and Meet Magic Johnson

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    ….you put together a bucket list when you were little?? lol

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    ….you put together a bucket list when you were little?? lol

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    lol nvm, more like a ‘to-do’ list

  • ENDS

    yeah. things Id Like to do …(before I die) Preatty dark childhood I guess

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Good man.

  • http://sfdjklf.com Jukai

    Good show, Dwight.

  • The Philosopher

    Good sh*t.

  • Towelie

    If you look at the picture, I think Dwight can actually pick up the old lady and dunk her into a basket! LOL

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    very nice, Dwight. he’s always seemed like such a nice guy.



  • http://twitter.com/max_in_missouri Max in Missouri

    Good for you, fake superman!

  • Red

    Bravo young man, bravo.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Very nice of him.

  • Jumper

    old woman close to death? You probably could have sent kendrick perkins and she wouldnt have known the difference.

  • Love4Humanity

    Jumper, she obviously did know the difference. We all know Kendrick plays with a frown on his face, Dwight smiles a lot. That’s why she enjoys watching him.

  • http://www.dontevenreply.com total scrotal implosion

    From all accounts, dwight is a great human being

  • ab40

    good to see people still reach out when asked to even when they’re making it big

  • slamfan4life

    Tryin to do some good after he threw D.rose to the ground…….

    Good job D12

  • MikeC.

    @ ENDS – in retrospect, it’s probably a good thing that you didn’t get to hang out with Michael Jackson when you were a child.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    @ slamfan4life – throwing D Rose to the ground ISN’T part of the ‘doing some good’??? : P

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com Masr

    what a great guy.

  • albie1kenobi

    I wish i have effects like that to a fellow human being. That would certainly make my life more meaningful

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    He really looks like a cool guy and during last playoffs against the C’s, he shows that he can hit back too.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    LeBron visited an ailing patient in the next room, but his “Wow, what an honor it is for you to meet me…must be humbling” opening line didn’t go over so well.

  • http://air-tsinelas.blogspot.com Roy

    Classy move there, Dwight. :D

  • http://Www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Lol at Dacre quoting Sheldon Cooper. Luv that show.

  • Aaron

    Now that’s good press…

  • Jumper

    Lebron visited an ailing patient to tell him he was taking his talents to another ailing patient in the next room.

  • b

    Somebody had to post something about lebron huh… yall can’t stay off his nuts for even a good story… SMH…

  • ENDS

    but atleast it was hilarious. Man every kid Loved MJ, yeah I wouldnt have left my daughter over there just to be cautious, but i would’ve payed to moon walk with him

  • http://bassbesteck.wordpress.com Bassbesteck

    classy, that’s a good thing to do…